Gordon Albright School of Education
Diversity Scholarship Recipients - 2008
At City University of Seattle, we believe ethnic diversity in our student body is an important part of the overall learning experience.
It is also our goal to educate and facilitate the placement of teachers of color in classrooms to serve our diverse communities.
Scholarships are available for the Bachelor of Arts in Education and Master in Teaching Programs. To qualify for a Diversity Scholarship each student must:
- Be part of an ethnic minority population
- Demonstrate financial need
- Meet the admissions requirements for the BAEd or MIT programs
- Be seeking initial teacher certification
To date over 70 scholarships have been awarded with a tuition value of nearly one million dollars.
Master in Teaching student Ashlie Pruitt anxiously awaits the day when she can begin teaching in her own
classroom. "I want to create a classroom where my students feel safe and secure," says Pruitt. "I want it
to be a place where they can dream about where they want to be someday and set goals to achieve those dreams.
I know I am not Superwoman, but if I can help even one child a year find a passion for learning, then I
believe I will have found the beginnings of success."
Diane Hahm hopes to one day teach social studies in a diverse inner-city school, using her bicultural
upbringing to connect with students who are struggling like she once did. "I grew up in an environment where
I could never fully accept my own multicultural identity, and because of that, I was ignorant of my own
history," says Hahm. "As an educator I would like to help students realize their individual histories and
guide them toward discovering their own identities."
From planning and coordinating arts activities for kids at a local Boys & Girls Club to working with
children born addicted to drugs in Philadelphia, Gilbert Parsons has worked tirelessly over the years to
put his hopes and beliefs of multicultural harmony and ethnic diversity into practice. The Master in
Teaching student's immediate goal is to teach middle school mathematics and science and "serve as a positive
role model to students of all backgrounds."